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lourdes to St. Jean

KennyA

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Camino(s) past & future
September 2016
#1
Hi!.. can anyone please help me how to get to St. Jean from Lourdes on public transportation? are there taxis that I can rent? what is the normal rate? How about a car rental? Can I rent a car from Lourdes and drop it off at St. Jean?
Thank you much!
 

Kanga

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese.
#4
Train from Lourdes to Bayonne, and then to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, or a taxi. I doubt you could drop off a hire car at St-Jean - it is only a small place. Taxi fares in France look as if they vary from about 1 euro 20 (Paris) to 1 euro 80 (Nice), plus a flag fall of a few euros. The cost would depend on the route taken - main road through Pau and Orthez would be faster but further (about 150km), or small secondary roads cross country to Marie Ste Oloron and from there to St-Jean. Have a look at a map.

We once took a taxi from Pau to get dropped back on the Le Puy route (after sending husbands home), and we negotiated a price with the taxi driver at the train station.
 

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